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Video Captures Territorial Pennsylvania Officers Brawl

Video Captures Territorial Pennsylvania Officers Brawl

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Pocono Record via YellowBrix

March 25, 2011

COLWYN, PA — In a bizarre territorial dispute, police officers from neighboring towns outside Philadelphia began brawling while a woman lay injured on the ground nearby, myFOXphilly.com revealed Thursday.

Newly released video of the fracas shows officers from the Colwyn and Darby boroughs of Delaware County arguing over which police force should have responded to the incident.

The confrontation happened last Friday when an officer from Colwyn arrested a man on the street who allegedly punched a woman in the face. The cop had crossed from Colywn into Darby to respond to the incident.

Officers from both boroughs — including Darby’s police chief — soon arrived on the scene. The chief began arguing with the Colwyn officer, who was sitting in his patrol car.

On the video, other Darby officers can be heard trying to calm the chief down. But the argument escalates.

The chief shouts, “Get out of Darby,” as the Colwyn officer gets out of his patrol car and then has to be restrained.

Meanwhile, the victim lays on the ground as emergency crews work on her.

Former Darby Mayor Paula Brown told myFOXphilly.com that the Darby police chief had created a territorial atmosphere in Delaware County.

“Many times, he has restricted Darby officers from going to Colwyn and restricted Colwyn officers from coming into Darby. He has manipulated the department,” she said.

“It makes us look like the laughing stock of the county.”



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    alexk12004

    over 3 years ago

    166 Comments

    Idiot

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    SGTSchrader300

    over 3 years ago

    518 Comments

    How dissapointing!!! Have they forgtten we're all on the same side???? Kinda Childish if you ask me....

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    skanea1

    over 3 years ago

    958 Comments

    Looks like the Chief made a damn fool of himself, his department, and his city.

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    Nick_Durr

    over 3 years ago

    278 Comments

    CreekCop, Retleo said it best. Does not look good.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    After watching the video, it seem that while the chief is the worst, there are more problems between the 2 agencies than just Darby's chief. Haven't they ever heard of 'mutual aid' rather than mutual antagonism?

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    619Reeves

    over 3 years ago

    230 Comments

    Lol Chief came down Haha gangstah!

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    FCPD0341

    over 3 years ago

    792 Comments

    This is un F'N sat...Cops acting like children. So much for being professionals. This is an embarassment to cops everywhere but especially PA cops. Some of the best police officers I have ever known have been from PA. I am not at all saying that officers in Pennsylvania (my home state) can't get the job done, however the PA system as far as policing is 30 years behind the rest of the country. They need to do away with these 3 and 4 man agencies and either regionalize or go to county wide policing. This isn't Super Troopers...and it shouldn't be the way we do buisness. Unreal.

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    Rscheiterle

    over 3 years ago

    1822 Comments

    Politics...never a good thing in police work.

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    creekcop

    over 3 years ago

    1056 Comments

    Grow up! We are supposed to be people of exemplary living not territorial babies.

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    JTaylor76

    over 3 years ago

    110 Comments

    They have forgotten what it means to be Law Enforcement Officers...and that is disheartening to those of us who want to dedicate their lives to it.

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    Retleo

    over 3 years ago

    5524 Comments

    Looks like the CHief has some anger management issues and a Napoleon complex. What an embarrassment when stuff like this happens within our LE Community.

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